Tag: jazz

August 9, 2018 /

I’m a Libra myself, but whatever…

Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley left an indelible mark on the world of jazz, playing with legends such as Ray Charles and Miles Davis (even playing on Davis’s legendary Kind of Blue and Milestones albums), teaching jazz at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (I lived near that school for a time), and later on as a bandleader in The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, which featured his brother, trumpeter Nat Adderley and other jazz heavyweights which included Yusef LateefJoe Zawinul, and Barry Harris.

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June 21, 2018 /

The Nonce is one of those groups who, if you know, you know. But if you don’t, hey, I’m here to share the goodness.

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April 19, 2018 /

So before the storied and lengthy career and massive critical acclaim, before Black Thought was proving he was the GOAT, before ?uestlove was the keeper of the culture and the beats, and before they were Jimmy Fallon‘s house band, The Roots was a unique rap act coming out of Philly, and in the early ’90s right when East Coast hip-hop was taking on a jazz-influenced style, The Roots went all the way in, employing live instruments like horns and pianos.

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July 28, 2016 /

Before we get into this, let me just say: Dig that album cover! Forreal, if four pasty dudes are comfortable standing around in towels on the cover of their record, then this is going to be some good music.

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July 9, 2015 /

About damn time I got to some Tribe, right?

A Tribe Called Quest. You know ’em.

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March 5, 2015 /

Another snow day.

Since I moved to D.C., I’ve had more days off on account of snow than I’ve ever had growing up in Canada, and while everyone else is grousing about the endless snowfall this afternoon and the fact that spring is MIA, I’ve been chillin’.

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May 22, 2013 /

While I do love the sunshine, it’s the humidity which pisses me off.

I don’t know how these suits and Hill staffers in DC do it.

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January 9, 2013 /

2012 2013. I thought we were supposed to have robot butlers by now.

Anyhow, happy new year—er, uh, nine days ago.

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December 27, 2012 /

Well, the world didn’t end, so that gives me more time to listen to Greg Grease‘s debut album, Cornbread, Pearl and G.

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